Mental Health Awareness
Let's Talk About It Campaign - System of Care Erie launched this annual campaign in the Spring of 2018 to educate the community of the basic signs, symptoms and statistics of mental illness. The campaign reached over 200 individuals in just a few short months. The campaign re-launched for the 2018-19 season with a focus on Total Body Wellness. This season individuals are encouraged to sign the #AcceptMyWholeSelf pledge. The Let's Talk About It sessions are scheduled at the convenience of the host(ess) and meet the following learning objectives:
Participants will learn mental health facts and current statistics of children and teens who face mental health challenges in Erie County. Participants receive handouts and resources about the negative effects if mental illness goes untreated, as well as getting the right start to mental health care.
Youth participants will learn the common warning signs and symptoms of mental illness, who they can turn to for help, what they can say, and how they can connect with other youth experiencing similar challenges for support.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a youth member and a family member who has "lived-experience" with mental health treatment or recovery.
Children's Mental Health Awareness Day | May 10th, 2019
Join us on May 10th, 2019 as we host a free learning opportunity and community event in honor of Erie County's Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. LEARN MORE
The Open Table
The Open Table is a licensed model based on fifteen years of implementation, a theory of change, research, replicable training and fidelity tools. The model offers a new, non-transactional approach, where government, faith communities, and those in need work together in an equality-based partnership to establish meaningful sustainable change.
Erie County launched The Open Table in June of 2018. For more information on this transformative process, visit: https://www.TheOpenTable.org or download our Quarterly Newsletters below.
A committee is underway to explore respite needs throughout Erie County. Join our monthly face-to-face meetings or conference calls and help us explore this important need. Contact us for more information.